News from the front line of fashion Firstly from Matalan menswear team Rachael Kourellias & Andrew Phillips-Bayne the Menswear Design Manager www.matalan.co.uk

Andrew informed me, for the men, colour in tailored suits and trousers is the big story this Spring/summer, plus colour blocked sweaters and shoes label W10 this is a hi shine patent gibson shoe in black, with a purple insert on the heel designed by Julien Macdonald.


From one high street success story to another Primark, here I got ear bending from their Design Manager of menswear Rajj Bhardwaj www.primark.com

Rajj said "we are mixing tailoring with extra long slate grey t-shirts, with added value detail of a 15cm zip that run on both of the outside seams-a T that would give Rick Owens a serious run for his money.

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Rusty Egan celebrating with the boys from Spandau Ballet as they receive their PRS for Music Heritage award at the legendary Blitz Club in London's Soho.

Spandau Ballet unveiled a plaque in front of special guests at the site of their first gig in 1979, The Blitz Club! Gary Kemp said at the presentation: "We are honoured to have received this award from PRS for Music. The Blitz was an incredible melting pot of music, fashion and creativity.

"It's not just Spandau Ballet that owe our career to that place at that moment in time. Musical icons such as Chris Blackwell and David Bowie all came to The Blitz to check out what was going on, the place was that important."

PRS chair, Guy Fletcher said: "It is an honour to present Spandau Ballet with the PRS for Music Heritage Award today, at what was truly their birthplace. The Blitz Club was the beating heart of the New Romantics movement that propelled some of British music's most successful artists to stardom.

"Spandau Ballet are currently riding a fresh wave with the release of their new album and film, and it's very fitting that we should bring it all back to where it began today - what a story."

The PRS for Music Heritage Award was established in 2009, recognising important live music venues where artists launched their careers.

Sir Elton John, Blur, Soul II Soul, Faithless and Queen are previous recipients.

Visage are back with a brand new album titled "Hearts And Knives". The album is due for release in May 2013 and here is the tracklisting....

01 Never Enough
02 Shameless Fashion
03 She's Electric (Coming Around)
04 Hidden Sign
05 On We Go
06 Dreamer I Know
07 Lost In Static
08 I Am Watching
09 Diaries Of A Madman
10 Breathe Life


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